Darren Cambridge just sent out this email to the EPAC (ePortfolio Action and Communication) CoP mailing list.
Greetings EPAC members,
On behalf of Kathleen Yancey, Barbara Cambridge, and myself, I invite
your program or institution to apply to become a member of the sixth
cohort of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research.
Founded in 2003, the Coalition is composed of 48 institutional members
from five countries who conduct three-year research projects in the
impact of eportfolios on learning on their campuses. Results of some of
the early cohorts of the coalition are collected in _Electronic
Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact_,
published by Stylus last year.
This sixth cohort will focus on assessment, developing common processes
for reading and rating portfolios across institutions through a process
of collaborative close reading and rubric development. We are
particularly interested in the role assessment that focuses on the
distinctive capacities of the portfolios the digital medium can play in
accreditation and will solicit feedback from accreditation agencies
throughout the research process.
More details and the application form are posted on the Coalition
website: http://www.ncepr.org/. Please feel free to contact me, Kathleen
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or Barbara (email@example.com) with your
questions. We certainly hope that the EPAC community will
be well represented in the cohort.
Assistant Professor of Internet Studies and Information Literacy
New Century College
Affiliate Faculty, Higher Education Program
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
+1 (202) 270-5224 (mobile)
+1 (703) 993-1439 (fax)